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Incredible conversation with one of the most inspiring humans I’ve met. Tony’s overcome so much adversity in his life, and humbly opens up about areas that he’s working on his own accountability for his shortcomings. We talk alcohol and substance abuse recovery, his NFL career and incredible photography. Check out Tony’s official Website here.

Tony Mandarich was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1989 as “The Incredible Bulk, the best offensive line NFL draft Prospect ever”. Four years later in 1992, he was again featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated as “The NFL’s Incredible Bust.” Released by the Green Bay Packers that year, he immersed himself in a world of painkillers and alcohol. On March 23rd, 1995 he entered rehab and turned his life around. He returned to the NFL 11 months later and played 3 years for the Indianapolis Colts before retiring due to a shoulder injury.

Tony’s passion is to carry the message of recovery, as an Advocate for Sobriety and Mental Illness. He expresses much of his life through his professional photography.

In 2009, Tony released his book, My Dirty Little Secrets – Steroids, Alcohol & God: The Tony Mandarich Story. The book will be re-released in 2020 in an audio format with the addition of an update of the last 10 years.

On the eve of 2019 NFL Draft, ESPN aired a 44-minute E60 documentary about the life of Tony Mandarich and what the real story was.
You will hear the raw real-life experience of the 1989 2nd overall draft pick, a message carried from a man who knows football, alcoholism, drug addiction, and how to take the adversities of life and turn them into virtues.

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From humble farm roots in rural Minnesota, David Ellefson has come a long way, literally and figuratively, to conquering stages around the World as bassist of thrash metal titans MEGADETH. Revered for his unique, hard-hitting playing style, and unwavering dedication to his musical craft, Ellefson has woven a vast professional tapesty as a bassist, songwriter, record producer, clinician and author. As a former member of MEGADETH, he has been awarded 10 Grammy nominations, countless gold & platinum records and toured the world for the better part of 3 decades.

In addition to Megadeth, David has lent his playing and writing abilities to several other recording and touring projects including Soulfly, F5, Temple of Brutality, Altitudes and Attitude (With Frank Bello of Anthrax) and Metal Allegiance, the “supergroup” formed by Mark Menghi with David, Mike Portnoy, and Alex Skolnick who released their eponymous debut in 2015 on Nuclear Blast.

Ellefson holds a Bachelor’s degree in business marketing and continues to lecture on a variety of music and business related topics, has also ventured out into other related forays, as president of record label EMP Label Group (Ellefson Music Productions), and with his own coffee brand Ellefson Coffee Co.

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Brian is a professional touring drummer, singer, songwriter and arranger. He has countless studio sessions, recording with a variety of artists. Brian frequently tours the US and has played gigs as far as Japan and Poland.

A native of Portland Oregon, Brian is a gold mine of every music style. Synonymous with musical heavyweights he started playing in church with the anointing of music at the age of 5 years old. By the age of 15 he played his first gig with Jazz artist Dennis Springer and from there built a promising career in the music industry that has taken him around the world. Brian is Internationally known, and a highly sought after musician.

Having been brought up in the art of drumming, he credits mentors like Bruce Carter, Mel Brown and Carlton Jackson. Brian gives back to his community by giving drum lesson clinics, and reaching out to local youth by providing positive opportunities as a means to follow dreams and ambitions to help stay away from street life and gangs as it did for himself.

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Wow… we hit it all – Randy Rhoads, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Dio and SO MUCH MORE, and THEN…. Tawny Kitaen jumped in to chat with us! This is the most fun you’re going to have online! My heart and thanks go out to Rudy and Tawny both. What a blast! Come revisit today’s live chat and discover what rock’s royalty find in establishing a legacy.

This is NO April Fool’s Joke! All Access Live with Kevin Rankin brings you quite possibly THE most iconic bassist from the 80s hard rock era! Rudy Sarzo has amassed an INCREDIBLE pedigree, having been a member of Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Manic Eden, Dio, Blue Öyster Cult, Geoff Tate’s Queensrÿche, Devil City Angels and currently The Guess Who.

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Wow, folks… this got as deep and powerful as you can get. Danny shared his heart and spirit as he disclosed the challenges of being homeless, struggling to maintain sanity, and redemption through tenacity and fortitude. Watch ’til the end. It’s important.

Danny’s given title is “Student of Life Majoring in Gratitude”, which exemplifies his journey perfectly. One of the most inspiring drummers to grace the rock n’roll scene in the Pacific NW, Danny Carbo first entered my radar while touring with Jerry Joseph and Little Women. I was a teenager, sneaking into clubs and happened upon Danny’s beastly playing in Bozeman, MT, and I saw him take a folk-rock Americana band to a monstrous level.

We’ve shared bands together, lots of laughs, and PLENTY of tears. We welcome you to join in those reflections on All Access Live.

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Guess what we’re doing, folks? We’re getting real. Brad’s bringing home vulnerability and finding one’s worth again. This will be powerful and uplifting – I promise!

“As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, alcoholism, and drug addiction, I’ve learned to walk the talk both personally and professionally. I truly believe that my past was the fire I had to walk through to get me here.

My true passion is in HEARING you, and helping you define and achieve your goals.”

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